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SubjectRe: 2.4 and 2GB swap partition limit
On Tue, 1 May 2001, David S. Miller wrote:
> Rik van Riel writes:
> > Then we will be scanning through memory looking for something to
> > swap out (otherwise we'd not be in need of swap space, right?).
> > At this point we can simply free up swap entries while scanning
> > through memory looking for stuff to swap out.
> Sounds a lot like my patch I posted a few weeks ago:

Not really. Your patch only reclaims swap cache pages that
hang around after a process exit()s. What I want to do is
reclaim swap space of pages which have been swapped in so
we can use that swap space to swap something else out.


Virtual memory is like a game you can't win;
However, without VM there's truly nothing to lose...

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